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#89171 26-Aug-2011 22:14
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So Picture this, moving house while working for a NOC at an ISP, finding that ADSL1 sync at best in your new house was 4mbits :-( even after you have every type of possible issue anyone can think of checked. Even had a new cable and duct installed to the house:



The Black cable comes direct from the demarc on the pavement outside.

We knew I was on the edge of the exchange, literally on the line, two doors down are on a different one. After 3 months I ditched ADSL and we had a business grade Cable connection installed, which was great when I worked for them and they paid the bill. However after 4 years later, I left and started paying for this business grade connection, while regularly checking www.telecomwholesale.co.nz/maps for updates on cabinetisation.

The dates have been the same for the last 4 years, September 2011. Finally last week, 18th August the cabinet was marked as complete so in went my order for VDSL. After which we found the software on the ISAM needs updating for VDSL. So I have to wait another week. In the meantime,they have sent me one of these:

 

Onto this we will be migrating my:
  • existing POTS number
  • existing UK based SIPGate account and phone number
  • existing IPv4 and IPv6 subnets from my cable connection
  • existing servers currently sat in a DMZ with public IPv4 and v6 addresses assigned to them
The software update should be done by the end of next week, I'll be keeping this post updated with my progress... watch this space 

My Mrs will go nuts if anything stops working (She's a techophobe), so I am praying for a seamless migration :-)

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  #513180 28-Aug-2011 20:20
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As it will be a few days before VDSL comes online, Snap got ADSL2 running on my line, Got connected using the built in wireless, has the WPA key on the bottom of the router:


setting up the FritzBox was pretty easy:



ADSL 2 Sync rate, pretty good considering I have 20m of Cat5e in between. Don't have the space to put the modem close to the jack until the cable modem is gone.




 
 
 

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  #513206 28-Aug-2011 21:28
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Hmm, SNAP are going to do VDSL or was that with a different ISP?

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  #513216 28-Aug-2011 22:04
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Can you add some prices too?



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  #513225 28-Aug-2011 22:27
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When will other ISP's be offering this? Our cabinet has completed the upgrade apparently.

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  #513258 29-Aug-2011 02:42
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kyhwana2: Hmm, SNAP are going to do VDSL or was that with a different ISP?


I'm sure they will at some point in time, however working for your ISP does provide some benefits, such as getting to trail services many months before any firm retail offerings are made.

I guess the Fritz! is Snap's version of the Genius/Bob2 used by Orcon, I suspect we'll start seeing more of these easy to install boxes being offered by ISPs going forward.

 @WJW, what a great idea, I think I'll make the effort to get the VDSL hooked up at my new place too :)

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  #513265 29-Aug-2011 06:23
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kyhwana2: Hmm, SNAP are going to do VDSL or was that with a different ISP?


This is with Snap, however I left them a year ago. I just happen to be a good test case for their new 'stuff'. Also VDSL still isn't quite 'Business As Usual'. As someone alluded to in another thread, the provisioning process for this still requires a lot of time.

jjnz1: Can you add some prices too?


I'm on a Business Promo plan, which is for customers that have fibre services etc. Will ask if the pricing has been finalised.

insane: I guess the Fritz! is Snap's version of the Genius/Bob2 used by Orcon, I suspect we'll start seeing more of these easy to install boxes being offered by ISPs going forward.


They have been looking for a good Internet + VoIP box for years, there aren't many of them around. I've lost count of the amount of consumer boxes I tested when I was there. This box seems pretty good, although I can't see a way to setup a DMZ that has public addressing :-( I really don't want to end up with this being a bridge.

insane: @WJW, what a great idea, I think I'll make the effort to get the VDSL hooked up at my new place too :)


And yes well worth it. Snap also want to retire my HFC Cable, so its a win for both of us.

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  #513335 29-Aug-2011 10:33
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The FritzBox is highly rated, internode have been using it for a year or more in Australia.

Quite an astute choice of CPE by Snap imo.

I'd like to take it that it's a good sign that geeks/engineers are the still the ones making these decisions at Snap... rather than at some other ISP's where it often seems the bean counters and marketing department are in control of these types of choices (with predictable results).

However then I look at the recent website design.....

Just saying ™



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  #513454 29-Aug-2011 13:37
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Ragnor:  Quite an astute choice of CPE by Snap imo.

I'd like to take it that it's a good sign that geeks/engineers are the still the ones making these decisions at Snap... rather than at some other ISP's where it often seems the bean counters and marketing department are in control of these types of choices (with predictable results).



The two head honcho's Mark and Jamie, both have technical backgrounds and both like their gadgets. I think that helps. 

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  #513624 29-Aug-2011 19:31
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After a false start with the VCI, should be 110 for a VDSL connection. PPPoE is now up on the ADSL2 with and IPv6 & IPv4 addresses. Alast have SIP and a Fritz!Fon connected .

 

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  #513632 29-Aug-2011 20:01
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So To Compare:

Snap 10mbit/1mbit Cable:


@Snap

@SmugMug

@Optus

ADSL2 Sync Speed 17mbit/1.2mbit



@ Snap

@ Orcon

@SmugMug

@Optus



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  #513914 30-Aug-2011 13:34
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Interesting. I bought a Fritz!box 7390 in preparation for switching to vdsl/voip. I imported the international version from Germany - cost a bomb, but it works great.
Trouble is, I can't find anyone retailing vdsl yet! The cabinet in my street was done months ago.
BTW, the wlan range on the fritz is amazing - leaves my dlink and apple gear for dead.

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  #514752 31-Aug-2011 22:12
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kemp: Interesting. I bought a Fritz!box 7390 in preparation for switching to vdsl/voip. I imported the international version from Germany - cost a bomb, but it works great.
Trouble is, I can't find anyone retailing vdsl yet! The cabinet in my street was done months ago.
BTW, the wlan range on the fritz is amazing - leaves my dlink and apple gear for dead.


I've been doing some testing on the WLAN today and I can get  70mbps sustained from it :-) very impressed. Also the integrated answering machine is a good feature.

However it still has no DMZ. I can setup trunking, vlan tagging, multiple layer 3 interfaces, all sorts of stuff from the CLI, but if you NAT you have to NAT everything!  I'm going to email them about it when I get time see if they will make some changes. I know Snap have had some changes made, so it will be worth a go.

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  #517582 6-Sep-2011 15:52
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Its Running,







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  #517588 6-Sep-2011 15:55
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Cool, so what line attenuation is reported.

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  #517701 6-Sep-2011 18:40
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They are going to move me to a better profile tonight hopefully, but in the meantime:

 

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